Friday, April 4, 2014

Soiled Sport Trail Series 2014

Well it's about time!

We here at Soiled Sport head office, are pleased to announce the start date of the much anticipated Fat Ass Trail Series 2014.
It all begins Saturday April 12th at Meadowlilly Trails.
Located off of Commissioners Road, just east of Meadowlilly Road, across from the big empty building formerly known as Rona. Drive down to the bottom of the hill and park along the side of the road where it dead ends at the river. Or click on the 'Directions' link on the right hand side of this page and you will see all trail locations on Google Maps.
Start time is 8:01 am
Distance is approximately 10Km

All 30 weeks will be posted in the right hand column. 

Please remember this is all 'Fat Ass Style' running: No water stations, No volunteers, No sympathy

Fat Ass events started back in the late 70's when a runner was fed up with rising costs of running a race and the rising costs of holding a race.

There are three basic rules to a Fat Ass event:
  1. No fees (although we will be doing a 50/50 draw that will have the winning ticket holder split the take at the series end with a charity)

  2. No awards

  3. No whining
And you get what you pay for, no shirts, no aid stations and no sympathy.
As in previous years, the rules I just dream up after a drunken stooper, such as:
  • 10 points for completing a Saturday trail run
  • 10 points for volunteering for a London Pacer hosted event
  • 10 bonus points for wearing Soiled Sport/Vulture Bait/London Pacer shirts, when instructed via this blog before the trail run
  • 25 points for wearing Victoria Secret or LaZenza sports wear. (sorry Bill, woman only)
  • Extra bonus points for attempting to bribe me with cheesecake, booze and winning lottery tickets

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Champagne & Mars Bar Run

As one would expect fro trail runners, the turn out is always good when there is alcohol and chocolate involved.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

No Cost, No Support, No Sympathy

OK, Barb proved my slogan wrong.
The cost of running with minimalist shoes on trails, cost her two broken bones in her foot.
There was support of fellow runners who carried her until a complete stranger on a mountain bike offered her to sit on the bike while her entourage pushed her out of the trails to be picked up by car to get her home so John could take her to emergency.
And yes there was Sympathy, as a nun exiting Bresha College witnessed Barb laying on the lawn in her running shorts and top, with one leg propped up on Mike's shoulder for elevation and Tomas and Carl huddled next to her saying kind words. (I am sure the nun went in side and said many prayers for that fallen woman)
The picture above was one week later when Barb joined us for coffee after our run to say all is well.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Just a Little Tart

Need an excuse to come out and run trails?
After Wednesday evening's trail run at Komoka, we were treated to home made fruit tarts, made from scratch by Mel.
I had the pleasure of a berry tart over the popular peach tarts.
Now all we need is a liquor salesman with free samples.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Do you run for Cheesecake?
I do!

From a recipe from my Burlington Running Club newsletter.
I tried this and served it to the group after a loop of Fanshawe Lake Trails, and other than drooling and sugar educed euphoria, I think it was a winner. 
Here is the recipe:

1 cup chocolate wafers or biscuits
3 tbsp butter

3 pkgs cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 sgs white chocolate, melted
3 sqs semi sweet chocolate, melted
2 tbsp raspberry or orange liqueur

8 sqs semi sweet chocolate
1/4 cup butter
2 tsp vegetable oil

Combine crumbs and butter, press onto bottom of an 8" spring form pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes

In a food processor or electric blender, blend cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
Add vanilla.
Remove 1/2 of the batter to another bowl. Stir melted white chocolate and liqueur into this portion.
To remaining batter, blend in melted semisweet chocolate.Pour dark batter onto crumb lined pan, spread evenly.
Spoon white batter carefully over top, spread evenly. Bake at 425* for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 250. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes longer or until center of cake is just barely firm. remove from oven and run a knife around sides; let cool completely before removing sides. Refrigerate for at least an hour before glazing.

Melt chocolate with butter and oil over hot water, stirring until smooth. Place the cake on rack over waxed paper. Dip spatula in glaze and smooth over sides of the cake, making sure to smooth out bumps and fill holes, if any. Pour glaze over entire cake. Bang rack several times to smooth. 
For the vegetarians in our group you can add lawn clippings or tree bark, but remember most of us have a primal lust of sinful deserts.

I thank my trail running friends, Nancy, Mel, Jeff and Denny for being my guinea pigs on my first try at this cheesecake. 
I was going to take a picture of them, but they said they needed to run another 40 km to burn this off.